Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Gordon on Gun nuts!

Wow, Gun Nuts Radio last night was amazing. Gordon Hutchinson is what the Irish call a "seanachie" or storyteller...and what an important story he has to tell.

If you missed it, please visit Caleb's blog to learn how you can listen or download last night's show (we're even on iTunes!)

8 comments:

Less said...

Rats! I keep missing the show...

Gotta stop working so much!

Less said...

BTW - I'm going to lob a call over to you later tonight...

Crotalus said...

Just heard the archived show, and LOVED it!

Was there any mention of Algiers Point in the book? I heard it was one neighborhood that banded together in an armed neighborhood watch, and one story has it that when the cops showed up and told one man that they were taking his gun, he said as he swept his arm around the area, "I don't think these boys are going to let you do that."

Rick R said...

EXCELLENT show!!

Old NFO said...

No mention of Algiers, I had forgotten that! It WAS a good show!

Tam said...

It was a good show! :)

GORDON said...

Thanks to everyone for listening and for the comments.
One of the best stories in the book IS of the Algiers Point Militia, and how they stood off looters by building barricades, having nighttime listening posts, and rigging headlights from wrecked cars with batteries to light up the streets if the "vampires," as they tagged them, tried to sneak in past the barricades.
One day, three such tried to tear down the barricade on one end of the street,and threatened several of the militia with a handgun. Which brings to mind the Old West story of the coroner's inquest determining a certain bad guy had committed suicide because he opened fire on a local rancher with a six-shooter, said rancher being a distance away, and armed with a rifle. This group of militia were armed with shotguns. Result--big gunfight, one bad guy runs away, wounded. A body was found several blocks away, a few days later. The cops chalked it up to one more gang shooting.
Thanks for listening, and reminding me of one of the most colorful groups I have met in a long time!

rob said...

Woah, the podcast is on iTunes? I need to find it, give me soemthing to listen to on my Thursday work out.